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The Artist came away as the big winner at the Critic' Choice Movie Awards, taking home the trophy for Best Picture, Director, Costume Design and Score.

"I don't like to speak so much," director Michel Hazanavicius said upon accepting his award Thursday night. "There are so many beautiful people here. I have to force myself not to ask for autographs."

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The Help also came up big with Viola Davis named Best Actress and Octavia Spencer Best Supporting Actress. The cast won Best Acting Ensemble. "I consider it an honor to pay homage to these woman who at that time period were not allowed to dream," Davis said during her speech.

Other winners included George Clooney as Best Actor for his performance in The Descendants and Christopher Plummer as Best Supporting Actor for Beginners.

The full list of winners:

Best Young Actor/Actress
Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin (Story by Stan Chervin), Moneyball

Best Cinemtography
The Tree of Life and War Horse

Best Art Direction

Best Animated Film

Best Foreign Film
A Separation

Best Documentary Feature
George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Best Editing
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best Make-Up
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Best Visual Effects
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Best Sound
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Best Comedy

Best Action Movie

Best song
"Life's A Happy Song" from The Muppets: Performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter, written by Bret Mckenzie and The Muppets

Joel Siegel Award
Sean Penn

Critics' Choice Music+Film Award
Martin Scorsese